Seven-year-old Dayline passed around her notebook in the van on the way to the village program and signed, “Draw God.” We had a diverse group of people in the van that day:North Americans, Hondurans, hearing, deaf, some who preach in the deaf church and others that were still learning to spell their name. It was neat to see how each person was experiencing the same God in different ways at that particular moment in their life. Some through God’s power, others through His healing. Jesus’ saving work on the Cross, His protection, in nature, through Signs of Love. Wow! It is beautiful how God knows us each so intimately that He connects with us differently, knowing just what we need when we need it! All we need is Jesus!
These 2 have been part of Bible teachings and sign language classes for less than 20 meetings. They are not Bible experts, they have no theological degrees and they couldn’t even tell you their parent’s names.
But his past month, *Carlos went to *Mateo’s house to teach him the 3 Bible stories he knows!
So often we don’t feel equip to share our faith with other and yet “God doesn’t call the equipped. He equips the called.” God has uniquely gifted you for all that He is calling you to do today in your home, workplace and community!
This year has been a year of growth in so many ways! We are growing in discipling, prayer, among other things and we are also growing in number! God has brought us so many new deaf that have previously been tucked away in remote places of Honduras, like Ronnie! This was our trek back down to the van after meeting him and his grandmother who had been his caregiver ever since him mom abandoned him after finding out he was deaf.
This suitcase of materials that was sent with our Peru team was filled with lots of time, energy, love, and prayers! Many deaf in Honduras volunteered to make flash cards, laminate teaching materials, organization Bible story cards, ect. so that the deaf in Peru can receive the same teachings of language and the love of Jesus as they did! They prayed over each item that it would be used to bring the gospel to the nation of Peru!
Today is the culmination of many goodbyes that wrench our hearts here in Honduras. Kathryn & Rachel are on a plane flying away to their new home in Peru. We’re excited for all God is doing through them & Signs of Love, and sad for how desperately our hearts will miss them in Honduras!